The New Radicals: Changing dynamics of youth movements in Latin America
Tune in for TNI and CLACSO's webinar The New Radicals on Tuesday, October 27th, at 6pm CET. We will bring together a unique panel of young activists from across Latin America to talk about their struggles and proposals. What are their priorities? What is their message? What lessons can we learn from them? (Held in Spanish, live interpretation into English and Portuguese)
Left-wing progressive movements are changing character everywhere, especially in Latin America.
New movements are emerging, based on multiple identities that seemingly contrast with previous, more classic conceptions of the left based on class.
Worldwide, powerful new intersectional actors are demanding feminist solutions, racial justice, socioenvironmental action, gender justice and migrant rights. In Latin America, these intersectional demands have become core to a new generation of activists.
This radical activism takes place in a more diverse arena. Besides taking to the streets and relying on traditional media, young activists are also using social media in new ways, at a time when public space and territories are in dispute.
The New Radicals are here and are transforming both the priorities and the forms of action of the left. Who are their spokespersons? What is the form of their political activism? What are their goals? What do they propose? How do they interact with the old structures, with the State and with classic forms of democratic representation? What lessons can the traditional left-wing movements learn from them?
18:00 (CET Brussels), 12:00 (Mexico), 14:00 (Sao Paulo) 27 October 2020
- Ofelia Fernández, Congresswoman for the party Frente de Todxs and representative of Frente Patria Grande, Argentina
- Víctor Chanfreau, former spokesperson and current public relations coordinator for the Association of High School Students of Chile (ACES).
- Briseida Milán Lemus, Activist in JusticiaYa [Justice Now] and cofounder of Instituto 25A, Guatemala.
- Ana Carolina Lourenço, Mulheres Negras Decidem [Black Women Decide], Brazil
- Fernanda Justo Hernández, Youth Group of the New Workers Central, Mexico
- Alejandro Salazar. Regional Coordinator of Juventud Rebelde Suroccidente, University of Cauca, Popayán, Colombia